Cakes for Causes Newsletter

OCTOBER 2017                                         www.cakesforcauses.org

CATCH US ON THE TUCSON MORNING BLEND!

Every month we have the honor of being a guest on the Tucson Morning Blend show on KGUN 9 at 11:00 AM.  We will be on the 2nd of October!  Our Miss Sophia will be showing you how to make "Spook-ta-cular Sugar Cookies."  If you didn't get to see last month's segment, please go to this link:  http://www.kgun9.com/morning-blend/banana-sour-cream-bars-recipe

​ICING ON THE CAKE CLUB!

IOTCC is for all levels of bakers, cakers, sugar artists and anyone who wants to learn the art, ages 13 and up!  We have some "Back to the Basics" classes along with some more intermediate classes.  IOTCC usually meets the third week of every month on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM!

Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 18, 2017
Contact us for more information and details!

For additional information, dues, schedule and location, please email us at:  info@cakesforcauses.org  or give us a call at:  520-303-7893.

New members are always welcome!

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CAKES FOR CAUSES KIDS CLUB!
It is great to get kids started young!  We accept children from ages 3-12 years old.  There is a different activity every month.

Come on out for some sugar and art fun!  We will meet on the 22nd of October (Sunday) at 1:30 PM at Las Colinas Condominiums - 1600 N. Wilmot Rd.). The theme will be "Fall".

Please visit our webpage at:  http://www.cakesforcauses.org/cakes-for-causes-kids-program/ to register your child, niece, nephew, grandchildren or friends!  We are excited to teach them!

AZ STATE FOOD-SAFE COOKIE ICING
(NO EGG WHITES OR MERINGUE POWDER)


Ingredients:

1lb powdered sugar
3/8 cup (6 Tablespoons) of light corn syrup
15-16 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon flavoring such as vanilla extract or any flavored extract
1 pinch popcorn salt


Directions:

Add all ingredients to mixer and mix on lowest setting.

Recipe compliments of Michelle May.

MEET ONE OF OUR NON-PROFITS!
CODE FOR TUCSON

"Code for Tucson is a Code for America Brigade located in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 2014, we are a a non-partisan, non-political group of volunteer civic hackers working together to solve local issues and help people engage with the city. We host twice-monthly hacknights and other events to gather, discuss, and get stuff done.

We're looking to bring people with all different skill sets together to maximize our potential. Civic hackers aren't just developers—they're journalists, lawyers, designers, and interested citizens in general. The more community participation, the better."

WOMEN TECHMAKERS TUCSON HACKATHON

"Google Developer Groups, Code for Tucson, and UAZ Libraries are proud to present the 3rd annual Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon from September 30 - October 1 at the University of Arizona's Science-Engineering Library. Join us for a weekend of food, fun, learning, and hacking!  We are proud to offer a diverse set of workshops and childcare for participants during workshop hours. ​​This free event provides an opportunity for participants of all levels of technical expertise to collaboratively develop tech-driven projects over the course of two days.  All are encouraged to attend — no computer programming experience required.  Projects are never built by ones and zeros alone — designers, product managers, community organizers, writers, and YOU are very much welcome!"

ASK A BAKER!

Q: Why is it important to have all ingredients at room temperature?
A: Having ingredients at room temperature allows all the ingredients to combine evenly.

Q: What causes my cupcakes to sink or not rise?
A:  Over mixing your cupcake batter may be the cause of your cupcakes sinking (or not rise with that perfect round top).  Gently mix your batter just until all ingredients are combined and then scoop into your lined tins and bake.

PICTURE GALLERY!
*If you'd like to see more of our work, please visit our Facebook page.

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!

A very special thank you for the support from the following organizations:
**American Home Shows, Inc.   
**Tucson Electric Power  **Tucson Morning Blend
**Tucson Masonic Lodge #4   **Robert M. with Valley Imaging Solutions
**Las Colinas Condominiums **LaMonte Hunley with Arizona Health Inc. 
​**Vail Christian Church  **Conarroe Farms  **Dalecke Carpentry




Thank you to all of our individual donors as we could not do this without all of you and our sponsors!  YOU ROCK!!

Have a question or content you'd like for us to share?  Email us at:  newsletter@cakesforcauses.org